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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mygamjaishot, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. mygamjaishot

    mygamjaishot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Can someone lay out some key differences between the two and arguments for and against buying either phone.

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  2. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

  3. mygamjaishot

    mygamjaishot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I set myself up to get a smart ass answer like that. My bad. Let me rephrase...I'm asking for users' opinions on why the Droid X is a better phone than the Droid 2 or vice versa. If I wanted a list of features I would have asked for the direct link to the website. Oh wait, nvm no I wouldn't ;). Thanks.
  4. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    I think you're going to find very few people who have actually owned both. I think a better way to phrase questions like this is to go to the DX forums and ask them why they chose the phone. then go the D2 forum and ask them why they chose the phone. compile the answers. otherwise go to a corp. store play with the phones and form your own opinion. Thats really the only opinion that matters. Otherwise the phones run the same software on the same processor, so there isn't something that one can do over the other.
  5. TheAlmightyDrew

    TheAlmightyDrew Android Enthusiast

    I have owned both and used them for about 2 weeks. Now that the Droid X has Froyo, here are the differences that I noticed (someone can add on with more if I missed anything):

    1. The physical keyboard that the Droid 2 has.
    2. The Droid 2 has a 5 megapixel camera and doesn't shoot in 720p HD. The Droid X has a 8MP camera with 720p video capabilities.
    3. 4.3 inch screen vs 3.7 inch screen.
    4. The Droid X has an HDMI-out port. So you can view photos and video on a HDTV. You have to buy the HDMI cable separately of course.
    5. Droid 2 has capacitive buttons while the Droid X has physical.
    6. With the Droid 2, you get an 8GB sd card pre-installed when you buy the phone. With the Droid X, you get a 16GB sd card. They both have 8GB of internal memory though.

    Everything else is the same. It basically comes down to whether you are hellbent on having a physical keyboard or not. If you don't need a keyboard, and size doesn't matter, get the X. You have better call quality, better pictures and video (especially because of the X's three microphones), better screen. Not really sure about battery life, and which one fares better. Basically, I have no idea why anyone would ever go with the Droid 2 instead of the Droid X unless you absolutely have to have that keyboard.
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  6. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member

    just ask yourself, do you want a keyboard or a mini tablet that also works as a decent camera
  7. Daisy 53

    Daisy 53 Newbie

    I just sold my D2 and Im waiting for my X. The keyboard is the only thing I can say would be a plus for the D2. I never, ever used the keyboard so Im going to the X!
  8. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    Im sorry. I really didn't mean for that to be rude or anything. I just thought you were looking for a feature/spec comparison.

    Personally I like my X. It's fast and has a large screen. I don't think I could go back to having a smaller screen lol. The Droid 2 has the physical keyboard. I know some people really prefer a physical keyboard to a virtual one. Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to go out to a store and test out the Droid 2 yet.
  9. wysilverado

    wysilverado Newbie

    Started with the D2 because of ease of getting it in and out of My pocket,I never used the physical keyboard and after a few weeks the phone would come partially open in My pocket so I went to the X. I actually like the D2/iphone size,I love the X but a tick smaller wouldn't hurt my feelings. Both are great phones,size/physical keyboard should make your decision....
  10. mlclm

    mlclm Well-Known Member

    I originally bought the D2 over the X because I wanted a physical keyboard, but once I discovered swype it just gathered dust. Both are great phones, but the few issues I had with the 2 were solved by the X (larger screen, physical buttons, slimmer). Though I might be a little biased. :)
  11. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    I had a D1 for a few days, I never ever thought I would ever own a phone that did not have a physical keyboard. However, once I played around in the store on a DX I actually felt like this was the first phone I could actually get along without having an actual keyboard on. And once I got the phone I immediately started to swype, so I have no use for a physical keyboard anymore.

    If you are one of those people what must have a real keyboard though, then the D2 might just be the better phone for you.
  12. buckguin

    buckguin Well-Known Member

    I have a DroidX and just played around with a D2 the other day for the first time. First impression was how small the screen was. Now that I have the 4.3 inch screen, no way could I ever go back to 3.7 without a major adjustment. Like someone said above, everything the D2 can do, the DX can do. It comes down to the size and the keyboard which really only can be compared by going to a store and feeling it out.
  13. Chaznsc

    Chaznsc Android Enthusiast

    This was the reason I went D2, but then when the keyboard didnt impress, I went Dx, never looked back.The Dx is awesome!

  14. Dabitz

    Dabitz Android Enthusiast

    I had the D2 for one week before exchanging for the X. The screen size was just too small for all the things these phones can do. Once I tried the X at the store I made up my mind and requested the exchange. Couldn't be happier.
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  15. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    i don't own a D2...just the X...but a good friend of mine has a D2, and we spend hours together every Saturday watching college football so i get a lot of time playing around with the D2 and comparing it to my X...

    I found performance between the two to be relatively similar, and nothing exceptional either way...they basically run the same software so that is also not an issue.

    IMO though i made the right choice with the X. Once you become accustomed to the X's screen size, picking up just about any other phone feels small and cramped...

    There are two reasons to chose the D2 over the X...

    1. You absolutely MUST have a physical keyboard...
    2. You are absolutely CONVINCED that the X is entirely too big (and even with this choice i would recommend the X and tell you to take some time and get used to it)
  16. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member

    You know, the one thing I really wish the Dx had (that the D2 has) is some kind of navigation cursor other than touch, like a D-pad/trackball/trackpad/optical sensor. I had the Incredible for a few weeks, and really miss having that. It's really nice for being able to select a specific spot in text input, like when you have typos.

    Otherwise I don't think there's anything I'd add to the Dx other than a front facing camera for video talk, but the D2 doesn't have that either.
  17. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    I agree. If there were one and only one thing I could go back and tell Motorola they needed to add to the X before they released it it would be a eTrackball similar to the Dinc or Nexus 1. There have been several times I've ran into a situation where it would have come in SOOOOOOO handy. And forget the 'D-Pad' app on the market. I tried it, way too big and cumbersome on the screen. IMO they could have shrunk the buttons a little bit and put an eTrackball right in the center.

    Then this phone would have been perfect! :D
  18. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    P.S. If for no other reason, at least then I could be playing Ms. Pacman on my phone. It doesn't work on the DX. :(
  19. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert

    D2 no longer has the D-pad that the D1 had.

    And selecting a specific area of text is quite easy, just press and hold the area and a magnifying window pops up that lets you be more precise.
  20. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    The D2 has a Dpad, its just not as intrusive as the D1
  21. hahaha what

    hahaha what Android Enthusiast

    if you want to be a barbarian from the stone age for halloween i recommend taking the droid 2 because it has a physical keyboard that will help you pull off that obsolete and prehistoric technology look
  22. Montuhotep

    Montuhotep Member

    I actually currently own both phones. The Droid 2 is my business phone. I have it rooted, while the Droid X is stock. I enjoy that the D2 is compact and fits in the palm of my hand easier. I don't have small hands. I also appreciate that it haas a keyboard that is usable, unlike the Droid 1. That's where the advantages end. Even while D2 is rooted, I get better signal on my stock DX. My DX is also faster. As far as camera, pictures are infinitely better in both night and day use. Same with camcorder. The different picture modes in camera is also a winner, not to mention the panoramic shots! The DX HDMI out comes in handy. I download movies to my gallery, then watch them on the bigscreen. The screen size is nice for watching movies in the truck whole wired up to speakers for surround sound. I'm not biased, ai own both, but the DX is the hands down winner to me.
  23. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert

  24. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    Ok now what does the d in dpad stand for?
  25. ghmerrill

    ghmerrill Member

    dpad = directional pad

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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